Yahoo! At long last, I am delighted to get the honor to host Weekend Herb Blogging. If you’re not familiar with WHB, it was originated by Kalyn’s Kitchen, and our current hostess is Haalo. It’s a great way to get inspiration for yummy ways to use herbs in your cooking…and an eclectic collection of fruits and veggies, too.
The last few weeks have been a total roller coaster rides, so it was time for a peaceful, relaxing, indulgent meal. One my DH’s absolute favorite things is red pepper sauce, and one of my favorite things is how darn easy it is! And how delicious, too. I love that it’s so creamy that it tastes like it’s a dairy based sauce, and the sweetness is such a treat. My first post way back when had red pepper chicken, and quite a few people asked for the recipe. It’s worth the wait, I think!
We had an unseasonably warm weekend, so I roped DH into grilling the peppers. Usually, I just use frozen herb-y peppers from the summer months. The hardest part is having enough peppers left over to freeze. They’re just like candy.
So, this is a beautiful meal for you and your Valentine. The sauce is delish any kind of protein…or on anyone you love. =P
5 large bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
1-2 Tablespoons fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons oil
1 cup good quality broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
good squeeze of lemon
2 Tablespoons ground almond or hazelnuts
2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
Grill or roast peppers, or use canned or frozen. When cool, add to blender with broth, cayenne, onions and ground nuts. Blend until very smooth. In a Vitamix, this takes 2 minutes. It will take much longer in a normal blender. Saute garlic in olive oil, add in the blended peppers. You can poach a protein of your choice in the sauce, or just pour it on whatever you want to make yummy.
Congrats on hosting! I’ll have to try to get something together to honor this event! I love red pepper sauce, too–this sounds yum, and so simple to make! 🙂
What a delicious sauce! And a perfect colour for V-day – well done! And happy v-day to you! 🙂
looking forward to it!
thanks a bunch!
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